Why Are Animals Orange?
by Melissa Stewart
A Rainbow of Animals
Enslow, 2009
for Grades 1-3
ISBN 978-0-76603-250-7
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Reviews
”...vibrant colors and fun facts take readers through the world and explain how color helps creatures survive. They are introduced to a variety of animals, from finned to feathered. [Then] readers are introduced to two new animals and get to see if they can figure out how the animals' color helps them survive in their environments. [W]orld maps show where each animal lives...and would make a nice starting point to discuss affects of environmental changes and how they might affect the animals. Each volume provides a beautiful introduction to animal adaptations...High-interest content, bright color, and controlled vocabulary will draw readers in.

“The world is a rainbow of animals, and these books set out to explain why....This unusual, appealing series is easy to read and will be a solid selection for reluctant readers.”

“From the Bengal tiger to the viceroy butterfly, the zoology is exciting in this small, clear photo-essay in the new Rainbow of Animals series, with short, chatty interactive text opposite full-page close-up pictures of each of the 12 animals in glowing color. There are amazing facts aplenty, about the role of the color orange in mating, camouflage, and keeping predators away in the air, on land, and in the sea.... Excellent back matter includes a glossary, a bibliography of Web sites and books, world maps that show each animal's habitat, and two photos with questions and answers about how orange helps the northern oriole and the stinkbug stay safe. A great first science book for classroom and home.”
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